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Orchid Species: Phalaenopsis amabilis

Phalaenopsis amabilis is an orchid species identified by (L.) Blume in 1825.
Genus
Phalaenopsis (Phal.)
Grex
amabilis
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(L.) Blume
Year
1825
ORIGIN: Native of northern Australia, Indonesia, Papua & New Guinea, the Philippines and New Britain occurring at elevations up to 600 meters in rainforests on trunks and branches overhanging rivers, swamps and streams.

DESCRIPTION: This is a medium sized, hot to warm growing, robust, epiphytic species with a short, pendulous, robust stem enveloped by imbricating leaf bases and carrying 3 to 5 fleshy or coriaceous, arcuate, pendant, ovate-elliptic, obovate to oblong-oblanceolate, obtuse to subacute, shiny green leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a slender, to 3' [90 cm] long, racemose or paniculate, laxly few to many flowered inflorescence that has small scarious, triangular bracts and carrying color and size variable, fragrant, showy, long-lasting flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: To 4 inches [10 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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